Synergy Schools Solar Challenge

2021 Synergy Schools Solar Challenge

Engage your students with this hands-on STEM initiative - The Synergy Schools Solar Challenge. 

 

Developed in partnership with Synergy, STAWA is pleased to announce the challenge is back in 2021!

 

2021 includes five regional events - Albany, Bunbury, Collie, Geraldton and Kalgoorlie, two large metro events North at St Mark's Anglican Community School and South at All Saints College, and a Grand Final.

Events: Student teams of 4 are provide with a new car kit at each event.

Teams are required to build (engineering challenge) and race their cars on event day.

 

Registrations have closed. Metropolitan heat numbers are capped, while we still have a few places at our regional locations.  

The www.solarchallenge.net.au site is evolving to include additional activities and background information along with winners tips, video clips and inspirational articles. You will be give a unique code to access teacher resources once registrations are complete.

This is a great STEM opportunity with FREE Resources including equipment for new schools, classroom activities and the excitement of a competition.

2021 Events & Locations

Location

Venue/School

Date 2019

Day

Bunbury

Newton Moore SHS

9th March 

Tuesday

Collie

Amaroo Primary School

10th March 

Wednesday 

Albany

North Albany Senior High School

11th March 

Thursday

North Metro

St Mark's Anglican Community School

16th March 

Tuesday 

South Metro

All Saints College

18th March 

Thursday

Kalgoorlie

Goldfields Baptist College

23rd March 

Tuesday

Geraldton

Champion Bay SHS

25th March 

Thursday

Grand-final 

Bob Hawke College

30th March 

Tuesday

Check out the Synergy Schools Solar Challenge Teacher Guides:

A limited number of kits are available for new schools in 2021, through a partnership between Synergy and STAWA for a Year 6 competition and a Year 8 competition. Each school pack has 8 complete solar car kits. Entry into the competition is FREE

Sustainability

STAWA and Synergy are committed to a sustainable approach to all our activities.  

Sustainable practices implemented in the Synergy Schools Solar Challenge are aimed at reducing its impact on the environment and adopting practices that use resources sustainably. They include

  • Reusable model car kits
  • Only schools entering the competition for the first time will be given a Free School Pack 
  • Schools re-registering will be sent new core flute chasses, but not a free pack
  • Teacher guides and additional lessons and support material will be provided digitally from the website
  • Reusable event collateral such as the track, banners and bunting
  • Using volunteers to complement staffing requirements
     

Extra kits or replacement parts can be purchased through Kite Magic 

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